Jonathan Majors in Talks to Join ‘Creed III’ With Michael B. Jordan
Jonathan Majors may be entering the ring for Michael B. Jordan’s boxing drama “Creed III.”
The “Lovecraft Country” star is in early talks to co-star in the film, though details of his role are unknown.
“Creed III” will hit theaters on November 23, 2022, and bring back co-stars Tessa Thompson and Phylicia Rashad. Jordan will make his directorial debut with the film, in addition to producing it. Keenan Coogler (“Space Jam: A New Legacy”) and Zach Baylin (“King Richard”) wrote the script, based on an outline by Ryan Coogler, who directed the original “Creed” in 2015 and executive produced “Creed II” in 2018.
After breaking out in “The Last Black Man in San Francisco,” Majors has drawn Emmy consideration for his starring role in HBO’s “Lovecraft Country.” He also appeared in Spike Lee’s critically acclaimed war drama “Da 5 Bloods” last year. Up next, he will play Marvel villain Kang the Conqueror in “Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania,” star in Jeymes Samuel’s Western “The Harder They Fall” and lead J.D. Dillard’s action war film “Devotion.”
Coogler tapped into Sylvester Stallone’s Rocky Balboa franchise to focus on Adonis “Creed” Johnson, son of the fallen boxing champion Apollo Creed (Carl Weathers) from “Rocky IV,” to major success. “Creed” earned $173 million at the box office and an Oscar nomination for Stallone, and “Creed II” took home $214 million at the box office.
Jordan will also serve as a producer on “Creed III,” alongside Irwin Winkler, Charles Winkler, William Chartoff, David Winkler, Jonathan Glickman and Ryan Coogler, producing in association with Proximity Media. Executive producers are Adam Rosenberg, Sev Ohanian and Zinzi Coogler.
Majors is repped by CAA, Management 360 and Jackoway Austen.
Deadline first reported the news of Majors’ involvement.
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